Dhaka: 1:50 PM, Tue, 22 Jan, 2019

PM asks ministers to ensure transparency, accountability

Secretariat Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asked the ministers to ensure transparency and accountability during project implementation to continue the pace of developments.

PM mourns death of musician Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul

Desk Report: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of noted musician and valiant freedom fighter Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul.

Xulhaz-Tonoy murder: Probe report submission deferred

Staff Correspondent: The submission of the investigation report of Bangladesh’s only LGBT magazine founder Xulhaz Mannan and his friend Mahbub Rabbi Tonoy case was deferred to February 18.

Veteran musician Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul dies

Staff Correspondent: Eminent musician, composer and freedom fighter Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul passed away.

‘Bangladesh an ideal place for making investment’

Staff Correspondent: Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal hassaid the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) President Lee Mikyung would convince the giant Korean companies like LG, Daewoo, Hyundai and Samsung to invest in Bangladesh.

Issues to be focused by President in opening parliament session

Secretariat Correspondent: The cabinet has approved the draft speech of President Abdul Hamid to be delivered at the inaugural session of the 11th Parliament, which will begin on January 30 next.

Quota for physically challenged still exists in govt jobs

Secretariat Correspondent: The cabinet has approved the draft of the national Action Plan on the disabled people in the light of the ‘Persons with Disabilities Rights and Protection Act 2013’ and the ‘Persons with Disabilities Rights and Protection Rules 2015’.

Cabinet reconstitutes committee for 9th wage board award

Desk Report: The cabinet on Monday approved a proposal for reconstituting the cabinet committee on reviewing the report of the Ninth Wage Board for journalists and employees working in newspapers and news agencies.

ATM booth security guard found dead, 3 held

Staff Correspondent: Police recovered the body of a security guard from a Jamuna Bank ATM booth in capital's Baridhara area on Monday morning.

‘Work with sincerity to fulfil people’s expectations’

Risingbd Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today asked the new cabinet to work with sincerity and honesty to fulfill the hopes and aspiration of the countrymen who reelected Awami League with huge mandate.

Former-footballer Kaiser Hamid arrested

Staff Correspondent: Police's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested former national footballer Kaiser Hamid on charge of cheating.

Barrister Nazmul Huda gets bail in bribery case

Staff Correspondent: The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court has granted bail to former minister Barrister Nazmul Huda in a bribery case.

Drug trader killed in Teknaf ‘gunfight’

Cox’s Bazar Correspondent: A suspected drug trader was killed and three policemen received injury in a gunfight between drug trader and police in Teknaf of Cox’s Bazar.

Fire breaks out at N’ganj slum

Staff Correspondent, Narayanganj: A fire broke out in a slum in Chandmari slum in Chandmari area of Narayanganj on Monday morning.

ACC seizes properties of Badal and his wife Soma

Staff Correspondent: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has seized all the movable and immovable properties of former IFIC Bank director Lutfur Rahman Badal and his wife Soma Alam Rahman over the share market scam with the permission court.

Seriously ill Ershad flies to Singapore Sunday

Senior Correspondent: Jatiya Party (JP) Chairman Hussain Muhammad Ershad has fallen seriously ill. He has become weak alarmingly and cannot move easily. His physical condition has been deteriorating day by day. Currently, he cannot talk and recognise the acquaintances properly.

Chinese New Year celebrated in Dhaka

Entertainment Correspondent: It was Chinese New Year on Thursday (January 17). The event is celebrated in around 400 towns of 130 countries every year.